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Haiti hit by hurricane matthew credit creative commonsThe Moderators of the United Reformed Church (URC) General Assembly have joined Christian leaders from a number of denominations to urge the UK government to pay more attention to its international role on the impact of climate change.

In a letter to The Times, Derek Estill and the Revd Nigel Uden joined representatives of the Quakers in Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and others to urge politicians to help poorer countries deal with their climate crisis.

Read more: Church leaders urge politicians to help poorer countries tackle climate change

Geoffrey ClarkThe Revd Peter Meek, Moderator of the East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church (URC), is due to retire at the end of 2019, and the Church has been seeking the right person to succeed him.

The group appointed to consider and interview candidates recently completed its work, and decided to nominate the Revd Geoffrey Clarke, presently Minister of The Crossing Church, Worksop and Wales Kiveton Methodist Church.

Read more: Next Moderator of East Midlands Synod nominated